Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Movie Titles - Feb. 26

Available at Clemens Library:

Charmed all the seasons
The Big Sell Out
May Justice Be Done
The Debt Of Dictators
Mumbai Massacre
Goya In Bordeaux
La Celestina
Donkey Skin
Coco Before Chanel
A Serious Man

Moves at Alcuin Library:

Mulholland Falls
The Union
Everybody’s Fine
The Box
The Universe: The Complete Fourth Season
The Vicious Kind
Flame and Citron
The Informant!
The Damned United
The September Issue
50 Cent: The New Breed
Taking Change
Into the Storm
Paris 36
Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death
Fox and Friends

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Spring Break -- Library Hours

Friday, Feb. 26: 8:00am-4:30pm

Saturday, Feb. 27 - Sunday, Feb. 28: CLOSED

Monday, March 1 - Friday, March 5: 8:00am-4:30pm

Saturday, March 6: CLOSED

Sunday, March 7: 6:00pm-12midnight

The BAC Music Library will close at 4:00pm Friday, Feb. 26th and open for regular academic hours, Monday, March 8th at 9:00am.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Nixon's Papers

On January 11, 2010 the Nixon Library opened additional materials from the Nixon Presidential Materials. Scans of nearly one hundred documents that represent the variety of subjects and wealth of historical information are included in this new release.

The documents are from file segments for the White House Special Files, Staff Member & Office Files; White House Central Files, Staff Member & Office Files; and the National Security Council File series, including the Henry A. Kissinger Telephone Conversation Transcripts (Telcons).

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Historic American Newspapers

The Library of Congress has added illustrated newspaper pages from 1910 to the LC Flickr photostream. The New-York Tribune Illustrated Supplement section, printed on Sundays, published images of signature events of the year, including: planning for the arrival of the Titanic, the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, imaginative illustrations of future technologies, and much more.

The Chronicling America site from the Library of Congress is enhancing access to America's historic newspapers. This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.


Monday, February 22, 2010

The African-American Migration Experience

In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience presents a new interpretation of African-American history, one that focuses on the self-motivated activities of peoples of African descent to remake themselves and their worlds. Of the thirteen defining migrations that formed and transformed African America, only the transatlantic slave trade and the domestic slave trades were coerced, the eleven others were voluntary movements of resourceful and creative men and women, risk-takers in an exploitative and hostile environment. Their survival skills, efficient networks, and dynamic culture enabled them to thrive and spread, and to be at the very core of the settlement and development of the Americas. Their hopeful journeys changed not only their world and the fabric of the African Diaspora but also the Western Hemisphere."

Images, text, maps and educational materials can be found on the site.


Friday, February 19, 2010

New Movie Titles - Feb. 19

For Alcuin Library:

Clare and Francis
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant
A Serious Man
True Grit
The Song of Sparrows
Camille Claudel
Fassbinder's BRD Trilogy (The Marriage of Maria Braun / Veronika Voss / Lola) - Criterion Collection (1982)
More Than a Game
Black Dynamite
Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie
Beautiful Losers
Heartbreak Ridge
Lil Wayne: Takin’ Over Hip Hop


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Social Media and Young Adults

"Two Pew Internet Project surveys of teens and adults reveal a decline in blogging among teens and young adults and a modest rise among adults 30 and older. Even as blogging declines among those under 30, wireless connectivity continues to rise in this age group, as does social network use. Teens ages 12-17 do not use Twitter in large numbers, though high school-aged girls show the greatest enthusiasm for the application." Read the complete report or summary of the findings.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Footnote helps you find and share historic documents. They are able to bring many never-before-seen historic documents through their unique partnerships with The National Archives, the Library of Congress and other institutions. Over 62 million pictures and documents from the Vietnam War, Civil Rights, Holocaust and much more.

(Picture is of Miss USA Dianna Lynn Bates entertains troops in Vietnam from

Track the U.S. Budget

"With the release of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2011 budget plan this week, the Kaiser Foundation launched a budget tracker to provide current information on the status of U.S. funding for key global health programs throughout the Congressional budget and appropriations process.

The tracker includes a detailed breakdown of each major account as presented in the President’s budget request and will be updated as needed as the appropriations bills proceed through Congress." For more information go to the Kaiser Foundation.


Friday, February 12, 2010

New Movie Titles - Feb. 12

New Movie Title for Alcuin Library:

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley
Michael Jackson’s This Is It
Brothers at War
The Contract
Good Hair
Slavoj Zizek: The Reality of the Virtue
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell
Le Petit Nicolas


Friday, February 05, 2010


GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is currently being evaluated as a database for Environmental Studies. We have been using EBSCO's Environment Index, but are taking a good look at the alternatives. Let us know what you think - which do you prefer?



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New Movie Titles - Feb. 5

Here you go!

Clemens Library:


Alcuin Library:

The Crowd
Summer Hours
The House of the Dead
Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story
Crips and Bloods: Made in America
The Greening of Southie
Azur et Asmar
Je Vais Bien, Ne T’en Fais Pas
La Grande Seduction


Thursday, February 04, 2010

Renew Books and DVDs online NOW!

Did you know you can renew your books online? Go to Your Borrowing Record (see steps below) to view and renew items you have checked out like your books, DVD's and items loaned from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan)*.

It's easy to do! Ask a Librarian if you need help.

* Materials borrowed from other libraries need to be renewed prior to the due date to ensure ample time for the borrowing institution to respond to the request. Not all renewal requests are extended, so you need to continue to check Your Borrowing Record to see if your request has been accepted.

Steps to Your Borrowing Record:

1) From the library home page, click on "View Your Borrowing Record" (under the heading "How Do I...")
2) Username is your Banner # and your Password is your last name.


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

African-American History Month

February is African American History Month. The Library of Congress has put together an online display with the theme “The History of Black Economic Empowerment,” which recognizes Jacob Lawrence, Annie Malone and civil rights organization the National Urban League for their work and success during economically challenging times. There are links about President Obama, Veterans and also information for teachers. Images can also be found.


Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Text Your Reference ?s to the Library

Do U txt?

The Library is now responding to reference questions via text!

Simply text CSBSJU (a space) and your question to 66746. The library will respond by text as soon as possible.

We are excited to receive your text message questions.